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ESPN To Televise Preseason Games Between NBA, NBL Teams Live In Australia

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 20 / 17

The NBA struck an agreement with ESPN to televise all three preseason games against National Basketball League teams live in Australia, according to Matt Logue of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. In a "significant win for Australian basketball," fans will be able to watch the Sydney Kings take on the Uta...

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EPL Stops Thousands Of Illegal Clips

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Athletes React To Terrorist Attack

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08/18/17
Turner Launching OTT Service With UEFA Content

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08/18/17
Nielsen ESports Will Measure Sponsorship Value

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Turner Launching OTT Service With UEFA Content

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